I can't believe the mission has come and gone. It seemed as if it would last forever at the beginning but then it once we all made the year mark the end snuck right up on us all. It was great to see him arrive home on the 25th of August and reacquaint ourselves again. Two years is a long time to catch up and we have been doing it every day since. Our family was so blessed to have a missionary out working to bring God's Children to the gospel of Jesus Christ and I can see how it blessed him too.
Thursday, August 20, 2015
Well, This last week was great! we have been working non-stop. We have tons of thing to still do before i leave and few hours to do them in.
This last week i went to the temple with Pres. Cook and his Wife for the last time here in Chile. It was great to be there with all of the missionaries that i have served with and our great president and his wife. Also we had a devotional of goodbyes. It was great too. I got to see people that i havent seen in months and years!! literally, i saw someone from my first ward. And i left that ward 1 and 1/2 years ago. But it was great. But it is a bummer to see the mission come to an end but i know my next step in life is coming up. I just hope im prepared :/ Im exited and nervous but i know everything will be fine!
Well, wish me luck and i will see you guys!!!
Love you all,
Tuesday, August 18, 2015
This last week has just been insane when it comes to teaching people. We are running everywhere trying to teach all of the people that want to meet with us. And we are seeing just tons of progress from the people we visit. IN fact we have a baptism planned for my last saturday here in Chile. She is amazing and so is her family. Her father is stoked to baptize his daughter and we are super happy for them.
Also i have a hectic schedule this coming week. With all of the appointments, baptisms, and this for the missionaries that go home. I'm going to be running all over Santiago. :) But hey, at least I'm busy!!! I will be ending my mission on a good note. Which is really good and nice.
I honestly dont know what else to tell you guys.......oh. On our way to the grocery store two guys passed us on the street running from the grocery store. They had just robbed some stuff and were running away :) Its a common thing here. In fact the security doesn't even do anything. Also the guys were faster then the security.....so that didnt help.
Love you all,
Wednesday, August 12, 2015
Well, this last week was pretty good. It rained a little bit and we walked around looking people. Thats about all that happened. So i hope you all have a great week!! Chao!!!
Actually, this last week was a good week. We had some pretty bomb lessons and Paulina ( an investigator with a baptismal date) is super excited to get baptized and came to church. Her dad is Luis, we recently reactivated him and he is super excited to baptize her and her mom is being reactivated too now!!! Things are going great with that family. Then, Mario and Doris, a family of less actives we teach finally told us the real reason they dont go to church so now we can help them even more by addressing their real problem at the site. Its like a doctor. If you dont know where the cancer tumor is, you cant remove it. It would be just a shot in the dark knowing that its in the lung but now knowing exactly where. Thats whats so great about the gospel. It has the medicines to attack at the site and help to heal us.
Also we had divisions this week and we did early morning contacts. They were good too. I felt like our district really trusts us now.
Today we went to the center of Santiago again. We went with Danilo and Consuelo. Two members. We took some cool pics and got to see a military parade thing. It happens when they change guards at La Moneda. Its similar to the White House. And i ate some some bomb Peruvian food. It was really good. I want to visit Peru sometime soon. I think it would be great!!!
Well, I think that is all for this week so i will talk to you all later!
P.S. I would like to go to Texas Roadhouse when i get home for lunch!!!
Wednesday, August 5, 2015
So this last week was interesting....
First off, my comp had another foot problem and we had to stay in the house to help him feel better but that didnt really matter much. If its necessary, we have to do it. Then we had a great time at church and everything went well. But the big news is that we have to move apartments. We are going to floor 8 instead of living on floor 17. So we are in the moving process. We have stuff everywhere and in both houses.
Also, today we went on a tour of Santiago that we did for ourselves. We went and visited a few places. And there we met two gypsies. The one tried to rob Elder Almandoz and the other talked to me, my comp, and Elder orchard (The comp of Elder Almandoz) so that the other could rob him. But it didnt work. They walked away empty handed and not very happy :) They figured we were tourists and that they could scam us. But we know better!
This week we had some bomb lessons. First off was with a man named Oliver. Two members invited us over to teach him, Hna. Consuelo and Hno. Danilo. We taught about the families because he was passing for a hard time. You could feel the spirit and he liked the lesson. Also we had a lesson with Mario and Doris. It was amazing!! She asked how she can be more humble and control her tongue better. It was one of the biggest changes i have ever seen in them. Its true that the spirit makes miracles. Also there is just a different feel in their house now. Lastly we went to Luis's house for his birthday. There his primo talked to us. My comp also exploded because he was kind of talking trash on the states. I just think its kinda funny to see their reactions. But his prima was very receptive. she listened to us and asked a ton about what we do here as missionaries. We then shared and left her with a few things to read and watch. it was really cool.
Then i want to tell you guys about a super member here. He is a return missionary and is married but the other day he helped us in a lesson and afterward he went home. We then went to another lesson and her son wasnt there so we called him back up and he came to our rescue in 5 minutes. He is awesome and is always willing to help us. Let me tell you, the missionaries are always looking for help!!
Well, thats all i have for this week have a great one!!!
Love you all,
Tuesday, July 28, 2015
I just wanted you guys to know that my email may be short because i dont have much time and i dont really know what to write at this moment. So it might just be full of gibberish nuttin'! But hey, at least its sumfin.
This last week we had an amazing Zone Conference. They talked about how we can better our desire and effort as missionaries. It really helped a lot because they gave a few points and the one i liked best was that we just a self solution to our problem of little desire or little effort. It is a personal thing. And once we find the answer we just have o do it. That is something i think we can use for life. Its very important to fix things between us and God. If we do it alone with his help it strengthens our bond with him and we come out stronger.
Also Brother Luis got reactivated this last week. He is a great guy and will help this ward out a ton. We also tried to set a baptismal date with his daughter for thebut she said she needed more time so we will see what happens. But we are hopeful.
AS for my gnarly head cold it is finally going away. But i feel like its harder to get rid of then cancer! But hey as long as i get better I'm OK!
Well, i think that is all that i have for this week. I figure you guys will get my letter in a few days and i hope you all enjoy it. Don't forget that i love you guys!!!
Thursday, July 16, 2015
Well, this week was honestly the best week i have ever had in this sector. We taught a lot and found lots of people to teach that are progressing. The only bummer thing is that now i have a gnarly head cold and i feel like it might just burst!! That will be one for the record books. I can see it now, " Missionary's head burst due to a gnarly head cold!" I think i might even win a prize or something. But i really dont have much to talk about this week. Except that we saw a sword fight, like Sparta or 300, in the street and a husky humped my comp and then chased all around the street. That was funny.
As for today we went to the National Museum of Natural History. It was cool but the best part is that it was in the middle of a huge park with a lake and it was free!!! Everything is better when its free. Well, i guess thats all i have for this week. Sorry its so short but i did put a letter in the mail today so you guys should get it in 9 days and i say a little bit more in the letter. It talks about Elder Packer and his funeral.
Well i hope you all have a great week and enjoy the nice weather because it rained for 2 days here and everything was flooded and now its just colder then cold. Its a good thing i have a big coat!!
Have a great one!! Love you all!!